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Posted May 29, 2012 - 05:57 PM

Man is Henry shooting up like a weed! They are little for so short a time!

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Chuck it's nice to see your son helping you . Thanks for the pics, post more as you garden grows , Al

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 04:08 PM

We managaed to get a little more of the Garden in this weekend. We planted a row of pole beans, and I built a arbor for the kids garden, and we planted pole beans to climb the arbor. My wife and daughter planted peas, and some other flowers along the fence in the kids garden.
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I let Jenny try running the cultivator through the garden, it was her first time doing any ground engaging work. She did good.

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Great job, Jenny! Thanks for sharing with us!

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:37 AM

We got some much needed rain yesterday and when I got home last night the garden looked very happy (if plants and dirt can look happy)

Overall view, tomatoes and pepper plant on the left, next row is green beans, then cucumbers, next is squash/zucchini, after that is some pole beans
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Row of squash and zucchini
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cucumbers
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Kids garden, it has a few green beans sprouting by the arbor.
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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Looks happy to me, Chuck! Glad you got some moisture on it!
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Posted June 12, 2012 - 07:44 AM

Glad you got your rain , it's hard to keep watering the garden all the time , I do beleive you can say the "plants look happy " leaves not curling out when their happy , Al
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Posted June 12, 2012 - 07:52 AM

it's hard to keep watering the garden all the time

A long term goal for me is to bring the existing cistern back into service and possible the old well for watering purposes.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 10:37 AM

Chuck I try not to use our well water for watering the garden , just not enough in the summer , I have some 55gl barrels and those 275 totes that fill with rain water . How big is your cistern ? We used to have one that was our only source of water when I was a kid , in a family with three kids you wanted to be the first one in the bath because being # 3 wasn't too good , Al

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 10:56 AM

Looking good Chuck. The rain went just south of me, but we're not too dry as far as crops. My yard isn't looking so good though.
I water my garden when needed, and will likely be soon.
Ya better get that crabgrass as the rain will shoot it up too!

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Chuck I try not to use our well water for watering the garden , just not enough in the summer , I have some 55gl barrels and those 275 totes that fill with rain water . How big is your cistern ? We used to have one that was our only source of water when I was a kid , in a family with three kids you wanted to be the first one in the bath because being # 3 wasn't too good , Al

I am not sure if the concrete slab is the complete size of the cistern, but the slab is 14'x24'. I have city water, so if I use the cistern and the well for watering it would have no effect on my drinking water supply.

Right now none of the gutters flow to the cistern. I want to get at least the front porch draining to it.
This shows the layout of my property.
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Posted June 12, 2012 - 11:07 AM

Looking good Chuck. The rain went just south of me, but we're not too dry as far as crops. My yard isn't looking so good though.
I water my garden when needed, and will likely be soon.
Ya better get that crabgrass as the rain will shoot it up too!

I thought crab grass was a suitable cover crop, since it likes to COVER my garden...

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Gutters sure can catch a lot of rain. Your well still operational I take it?

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Gutters sure can catch a lot of rain. Your well still operational I take it?

I don't have a pump to see how much water I could get from it, but last time I was down there, there was water within 6' of the well cap.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Chuck, good luck restoring your cistern and well. The garden seems to be coming in very nicely.




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